Gospel musician, Nana Yaw Boakye Yiadom, has narrated his troubling childhood addiction to masturbation.
The baritone-voiced artiste popularly known as MOG said he battled with that for five years before he was able to break away from the act.
“I had returned from secondary school, and I met an old friend, he showed me how to masturbate and why I wouldn’t need to have sex to feel okay, and I masturbated throughout secondary school,” he revealed.
The sensational gospel singer said even though he was a born-again Christian and felt guilty each time he did the act, he struggled to stop.
“When I gave my life to Christ, the urge became stronger; it was very difficult. I confided in our prayer secretary on campus. He recommended seven days of prayer and fasting, but it didn’t work. I spoke to a visiting pastor at our school, and he also asked that I do 21 days of prayer and fasting which also didn’t work. I could stop for a week, but when the desire comes back, I have to do all that I couldn’t do,” he said.
The worshipper said he struggled with the addiction until the day he prayed a sincere prayer to the Holy Spirit for help.
Known for his spirit-filled single ‘Oh be lifted’, the singer recounted situations that led him to write that song.
The two-time VGMA Male Vocalist of the Year revealed he was in a depressive state when the Holy Spirit dropped that song to him.
“There was a time in my life where nobody was inviting me to their programmes, almost about six months, I was home, so I got depressed but my wife encouraged me that God’s time is the best, so one day I was driving home from town then I heard a voice telling me to pray for those in the ministry that are ahead of me, like Joe Mettle, Nii Okai, Nathaniel Bassey, Sinach, Qwesi Oteng. I prayed for all of them”.
“So out of gratitude, God blessed me with that song,” he told Delay in an interview.
MOG Music is a Ghanaian contemporary gospel singer, songwriter, and pastor.
He won the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year.
MOG Music released his first album in 2016, ‘New Wine’, which earned him African Gospel Music Awards Nominations for Album of the Year and Discovery of the Year.
He has collaborated and performed with numerous gospel musicians, including Ohemaa Mercy, Joe Mettle, Denzel Prempeh, Danny Nettey, Nii Okai, and Ron Kenoly.